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Bride's 'reasons you're not invited' list goes viral

Bride's 'Reasons You're Not Invited' List Goes Viral

What began as a humorous list of reasons for trimming their guest list has landed a Davenport bride-to-be and her fiance in the national spotlight.

Candice, who's last name we agreed not to publish, posted a laundry list on Facebook August 3, 2014, of reasons why some people would not be invited to her wedding.

The list was written by her fiance, Michael, in a semi-jokingly manner. When Candice shared the list on her Facebook account, and it took off from there.

Websites like Jezebel, CNN, Perez Hilton, and The Hollywood Gossip, all picked up on the post, with comments calling the bride-to-be selfish, rude, and a "bridezilla."

The story even ended up on one British website, Mirror, where people can vote if they think the bride's post was justified or not.

The bride-to-be thinks all the attention is a little ridiculous and people should just calm down.

"It's not that important. It's Facebook, it's someone's status. There's more important things out there that are more newsworthy than someone's post on Facebook," Candice said.

"We want people there that love us and that's going to mean something 20 years later...and not just associates at work or associates of associates," said Candice.

She said she was surprised to be labeled a "bridezilla," but she doesn't really care. Her close family and friends support her decision to post the list, because they all went through the same stress for their weddings, they just didn't write it down.

"I guess if being blunt and being truthful is making me a 'bridezilla,' then I've been a 'bridezilla' my whole entire life. It's just who I am," said Candice.

The wedding was set for the fall of 2014.

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Cindy August 13 2014 at 1:04 PM

Well, that was something different. Why not just invite who you want, and if somebody asks you why they weren't on the list, just say "We couldn't invite everyone, so just the very closest of friends and family were invited. I'm sorry, I wish I could have included you." Wouldn't that have been better than publicly insulting people on facebook?

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uriahheep7275 August 13 2014 at 12:34 PM

Nothing wrong with the list. If someone falls into one of those categories, they probably wouldn't care much anyway.

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investigatorkch uriahheep7275 August 13 2014 at 4:34 PM

a rock has a bigger IQ than you do

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ladynytemyste investigatorkch August 13 2014 at 5:18 PM

This from someone that doesn't even know proper punctuation.

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autounionbailout August 13 2014 at 12:09 PM


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sc4rltt August 13 2014 at 1:32 PM

Sorry, honey, but you were RUDE. If you don't want to invite somebody to your wedding, that is your perogative. Telling somebody why you're not inviting them is just beyond rude, and yes, it DOES make you a bridezilla. Now that your ignorance has gone viral, I imagine you might find your guest list "voluntarily" trimmed for you. But no worries... It'll save you money.

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vrf19977 August 13 2014 at 12:28 PM

Tacky in every way.

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cindyde August 13 2014 at 12:35 PM

Someone please tell this dumb bride to be what the difference between your and you're - besides I bet nobody is clamoring to go to your crap wedding you both make a whack ass couple lol

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j.pr3 cindyde August 13 2014 at 1:40 PM

Sounds to me like you are of the "Not Invited" group and WOW, I can understand that decision.

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Al cindyde August 13 2014 at 1:44 PM

sorry but you sound like a jerk. what happen didn't get a invite

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Bluedane August 13 2014 at 12:37 PM

Rude and beyond tacky!

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jalapenopepper83 Bluedane August 13 2014 at 12:49 PM

Why would it be rude to not invite someone who is only interested in eating free food and drinking free alcohol. Seems like a reasonable list to me.

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joehennes Bluedane August 13 2014 at 5:59 PM

I am curious. Did you actually read it?

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pbutler111 August 13 2014 at 1:09 PM

I hope they received an English 101 textbook for a wedding gift. The word is YOU'RE, not YOUR! Sheesh!

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brenhatestwinkie August 13 2014 at 1:27 PM

They are great reasons for a no invite, she did nothing wrong or rude

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davecamgoff August 13 2014 at 1:12 PM

My wife and I did the same thing at our wedding. 60 guests. Really low key. Its their special day and people are pissy because they don't have to waste a Saturday now? Really?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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